Ain’t Misbehavin’, Django Reinhardt & Stéphane Grappelli (1937) Founded by Grappelli (violin) & Reinhardt (guitar) in 1934, Le Quintette du Hot Club de France included Louis Vola (double bass), Joseph “Nin-Nin” Reinhardt (rhythm guitar) and Roger Chaput (rhythm guitar). Ain’t Misbehavin‘ was co-written and first recorded by Thomas “Fats” Waller in 1929 for the comedy musical Connie’s Hot Chocolates.
The Corvelotubraguar, aka The Daedalus.
Seeing the Digital Future (confusion in 1961).
How the CIA weaponized art against the Soviets.
[Top image: Wallmartmuppet found here.]
Leave Me Alone, Nathaniel Mayer & The Fabulous Twilights (1962)Nathaniel “Nate Dog” Mayer was 18 when he recorded his first (and biggest) hit, Village of Love, in 1962. The members of The Fabulous Twlights are unknown. After a six year stint with Fortune Records, he disappeared into the East Detroit ghettos, only to resurface years later. Apparently he’d had a rough time, too – in 2009 he recorded The Puddle.
Cool bucket stove.
“Do you know Linda?”
[h/t Danny D.]
THIS is how you peacock.
“Run Reba! RUN REBA!!!”
[h/t Serafina D.]
How to get arrested. (NSFK, NSFW)
“You got peanut butter on my chocolate…. YOU got Chocolate on MY PEANUT BUTTER….” IT’S ON.
[Top image of a mac-n-cheese-n-dog found somewhere in the Twitter. I’d eat it.]
“For years the rumor was that Hen Gates and His Gaters were in fact the Dizzy Gillespie band. In fact Hen Gates is Freddie Mitchell and the tracks on the album credited to them, Lets All Dance To Rock And Roll, are simply old Derby masters given new titles. When Derby filed for bankruptcy in 1954, Freddie Mitchell masters had been sold cheaply and had already been reissued on several labels before they turned up on Masterseal who thought they could pull a fast one and pass them off as tracks recorded by Hen Gates and His Gators who, according to the LP sleevenotes, were ‘a group of talented young Rock ‘N Roll musicians.’ ” [Source]
The Institute of Nomadic Architecture. [h/t eaglesoars]
“Well, Jim, I was just thinking…” Twelve months later...
The Freezer Bowl of 1981 was the coldest game in NFL history.
Just added a new archive category: Raccoon Stuff.
Don’t know how I missed it after all these years.
Santa Claus Boogie, The Voices (1955) Robert “Bobby” James Byrd sang lead with The Voices, and as Bobby Day, had a hit with Rockin’ Robin in 1958. He had a string of hits writing and singing with a number of R&B groups, including the Hollywood Flames, that usually consisted of the same performers. Not to be confused with Butane James & The Famous Flames member Bobby Byrd.
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Somebody’s Gonna Get Their Head Kicked in Tonite,
Earl Vince & the Valiants (1969) Band lineup: Danny Kirwan, Jeremy Spencer, John McVie, Mick Fleetwood, Peter Greenbaum, aka Fleetwood Mac. The song was the original B-Side of the 45rpm record Man of the World in the UK.
My favorite Billie Eilish cover.
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Rocket To Nowhere, Webb Wilder (2005) All you need to know:
“Mississippi Musician Hall of Fame icon Webb Wilder pleases and shocks, soothes and rocks, and meets every un-expectation. Equally versed in two glorious worlds, Rock and Roll – with a strong side of Outlaw Country (Webb prefers the term “PROGRESSIVE Country”). He is a force on tour, and a tour de force. He is the Last of the Full Grown Men, as well as Roots Rock Royalty.”
“The Origin” made me smile.
Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On, Big Maybelle Smith (1955) Mabel Smith began recording in 1947 when she was 23 years old, yet she’d been singing in various venues since she was a child. She was the first to record Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On, produced and arranged by a young Quincy Jones for Okeh Records, and predating Jerry Lee Lewis’ version by almost two years. (Lewis liked the song so much he stole it, then credited Big Mama Thornton.)
Dave Chappelle talks about the funny business.
[Top image found here.]
Go! Go! Go!, The Coconut Monkeyrocket (2010) Uptempo electrokitsch surf rock /cartoon funk. Gotta slip it into the Christmas mix.
Jungle, The Nite Cats (1962) No information about this group, but the song is suitable for Halloween ambient neighborhood music. The Nite Cats recorded this wonder on the CPM (Consolidated Music Publishing) Records label, and it appears in several “jungle rock” compilations. The flip side of the 45rpm is Skip School Flu.
Halloween Safety (1977).
[Top image: No idea what that’s all about but I like it. Might be a still shot from a Netflix series that I haven’t watched. Found here. h/t Charlene.]